The Indianapolis Colts face a simple formula: an illusion win in the NFL Playoffs. It gets even more complicated if they lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Colts (9-7) enter the 2021 regular season finals with reckless NFL captain Jonathan Taylor and pass the game looking for more behind quarterback Carson Wentz.
The Jaguars (2-14) took first place in the 2022 NFL Draft with a loss. Midfielder Trevor Lawrence and all of Jaguar’s players have struggled in a season that saw the recent sacking of coach Urban Mayer.
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4:10 pm – Jaguar beat Colts 11–26
The Colts (9-8) need a lot of help from others to make the NFL playoffs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14) – who had closed out the top spot in the 2022 NFL Draft – completely dominated the Colts, likely ruining the Colts’ playoff hopes.
Carson Wentz completed 17 of 29 for 185 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, and was fired 6 times. Jonathan Taylor found a small (77 yards) running room. The Ponies-2 was in the spinning fringe, and both were out of Wentz’s hands.
Jaguar quarterback Trevor Lawrence goes 23 of 32 for 223 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jacksonville rushed 101 yards.
3:55 pm – The Colts score a touchdown
Michael Bateman Jr. got 12 yards off Carson Wentz by 4:26. Also, from Wentz to Pittman for conversion. Having been largely ignored early on, Pittman has 6 grabs for 64 yards. Jaguar 26, ponies 11
3:45 pm – It’s another Jaguar field goal
Matthew Wright gets fourth place in the game with 8:15 to go. Jaguar 26, Colts 3
3:35 pm – The ponies fail to land again
Carson Wentz has Paris Campbell step into a long pass, but Campbell just can’t hold it. Jaguar ball.
3:30 PM – The ponies fail to land again
They made it to Jacksonville 1, but Jonathan Taylor is stuffed into fourth.
3:20 p.m. – Colts drop by 20 points to enter the fourth quarter
This is the biggest deficit of the Colts of the season. They hold second and sixth positions in the Jaguar 24.
3:15 p.m. – Trevor Lawrence saves play and throws touchdowns
The 3-yard drop to Marvin Jones Jr. comes after Lawrence saves a high shot and finds Jones in the back of the end zone. Incidentally, Jones hit a $500,000 bounty for 70 catches this season (he has 7 for 88). Jaguar 23, Colts 3
3:05 pm – Carson Wentz throws an objection
This is his first on the road this season. It was acquired by Damien Wilson and owned by Jaguar in Colts 45 with 6:52 remaining in the third quarter.
2:50 pm – Jaguar has added 3 more
Jacksonville’s Matthew Wright hits from 39 yards with 11:32 to go in the third quarter. Jaguar 16, Colts 3
2:40 pm – Jaguars pull the ball
Carson Wentz has swallowed a bag by Damien Wilson as he stumbles. Jacksonville has the ball in Indy 23. With 12:33 to go in the third quarter.
2:25 p.m. – Jaguar 13, Colts 3 in the first half
Jaguars close the half with a 20-yard field by Matthew Wright.
Colts are controlled on both sides of the line of melee.
Carson Wentz has 59 passing yards and has been fired twice by Josh Allen. The Colts have 34 yards (Jonathan Taylor 18, Wentz 16).
Trevor Lawrence was sacked once, but had enough time to complete 19 of 25 passes for 208 yards. Earlier this season, Lawrence went 16 of 35 for 162 yards in a Colts win.
The ponies get the ball to start the second half.
2pm – Jaguars added a field goal
Matthew Wright 21 yards with 3:06 to go. Trevor Lawrence is 15 of 17 for 154 yards. Jaguar 10, Colts 3
1:45 p.m. – Record the ponies, but only 3
Michael Badgley hits from 41 yards with 9:08 to go in the second quarter. Josh Allen gets his first sack since week nine in a third role play. Jonathan has 7 gigs for 20 yards, but recovers from a Nyheim Hines stumble to save the drive. Jaguar 7, Colts 3
1:35 pm – Jaguar 7, Colts 0, end of first quarter
The Colts have their first post-dime touchdown 33 yards from Carson Wentz to TY Hilton in the Jacksonville area.
First quarter Trevor Lawrence: 11 of 11 for 104 yards and touchdown. In the first game between the two teams, Lawrence had completed 16 times for 162 yards.
1:25 pm – Colts fail on landing
Jacksonville holds Jonathan Taylor to 1-yard gains in 4 and 2. The Jaguars take their spot at 41 with 5:57 to go in the first quarter. Carson Wentz goes 1 of 3 for 11 yards. Taylor has 2 campaigns for 9 yr
1:15 pm – Jaguar makes it look easy
For the second week in a row, the Colts allowed the opponent to walk for the landing in the game’s opening command. It’s the second edition of Jacksonville’s inaugural auto race of the season, for 2 yards from Lacon Treadwell. Jaguar 7, Colts 0
Trevor Lawrence hits all eight passes for 83 yards. Marvin Jones Jr. has 3 grabs for 45 yards. The two players, CB Roc Ya Sin, left the match due to an ankle injury.
De Ben Banugo, Julian Davenport, OL Will Fries, RB Marlon Mac, WR Desmond Batmon, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR Mike Strachan.
DL DeForest Buckner, who hasn’t trained all week, is active. WR Parris Campbell, who missed nearly the entire season, is active.
T. James O’Shaughnessy, WR Tavon Austin, DL Taffin Brian, T. E. Cahal Waring.
The Colts are No. 1 in the NFL in turnover margin. Jaguar is the last.
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